Sharon Tasman Prysant, Principal
Sharon Tasman Prysant is the founder and Principal of the Health & Technology Law FIrm, and has over 20 years of legal experience. She combines 15 years of practice at Hogan Lovells, one of the 10 largest law firms in the world, with practice at a prestigious communications boutique firm, as well as in-house experience at MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca. Sharon founded the Health & Technology Law Firm to provide clients with “big law” experience combined with the personal attention and economic benefits of a boutique practice.
Sharon has represented domestic and international clients, from startups to multinational companies, in the areas of: technology and intellectual property development, acquisition, protection, and commercialization (including computer information systems, telecommunications, and engineering); consulting and other business services agreements; and life sciences counseling and transactions (including clinical studies, sponsored research and technology transfer for biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies).
Sharon has a proven ability to negotiate complex contracts and manage large-scale transactions from inception through completion, including transactions exceeding $200,000,000. Sharon also has extensive experience creating comprehensive suites of template agreements to enable clients to manage contracting cost-effectively. In addition, Sharon has developed and conducted training for clients on a variety of legal issues.
Sharon attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and obtained her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to entering law school, Sharon worked as a computer systems programmer and instructor at General Electric Plastics and MCI Telecommunications. Sharon received her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1992, where she was an Assistant Editor of the Maryland Law Review. Sharon also studied at the Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV), in Paris, France, where she received a Certificate in European Legal Studies in 1990.
Following law school graduation, Sharon worked at Fisher, Wayland, Cooper, Leader & Zaragoza, a communications and telecommunications boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. Sharon joined Hogan & Hartson (now known as Hogan Lovells US LLP) in 1995, practicing in both the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. offices. After 15 years at Hogan & Hartson, Sharon joined MedImmune, LLC to gain the in-house client perspective. Sharon launched the Health & Technology Law Firm in October 2013.
Sharon may be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.